Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus Urges Trump Administration to Reject Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

August 7, 2018

  (Aug. 7) – The members of the Colorado Democratic Latin@ Legislative Caucus wrote to Commerce Department Secretary Wilbur Ross today to express their strong opposition to the proposed addition of a citizenship question into the 2020 Census. The deadline for public comments is this evening at 9:59 pm MT. Latinos are the second largest

Duran & Becker’s Statement on Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

July 10, 2018

(July 9) – Speaker Crisanta Duran and Majority Leader KC Becker released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “The fate of civil and voting rights, reproductive freedoms and worker protections all hang in the balance with this Supreme Court nominee,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “There’s

Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee Holds Initial Hearing

July 9, 2018

(July 9) – The Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee held its initial hearing today. The hearing focused on the structure of human resources departments at the state capitol.  This was the first of five meetings the committee will hold over the interim to examine and review policies, make recommendations to address sexual harassment and reform

Duran Announces Appointments to Interim Committees

May 31, 2018

(May 31) –Speaker Crisanta Duran announced today her appointments to four committees that will be meeting during the legislative interim: Alternatives to the Gallagher Amendment Interim Study Committee: Reps. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, chairwoman, and Jeff Bridges, D-Greenwood Village Legislative Workplace Interim Study Committee: Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, chairwoman, and Rep. Faith Winter, D-Westminster Opioid and Other Substance

PERA Fix Passes the House

May 1, 2018

(April 30) – A bill to assure the long-term solvency of Colorado PERA, the retirement plan for teachers and government employees, was approved by voice vote in the House of Representatives tonight. SB18-200, sponsored in the House by Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Dan Pabon, commits $225 million in new funding to reduce PERA’s

Child Care Relief for Hardworking Coloradans Passes House

April 29, 2018

(April 27) – The House passed a bill today led by Speaker Crisanta Duran and Rep. Faith Winter to expand child care tax credits for Colorado families.  “Colorado families are spending mountains of money on child care. This bill will make a meaningful difference for middle income families dealing with the high costs of child care,” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “Parents should

Weissman’s Transparency in Political Advertising Bill Wins House Approval

April 29, 2018

(April 27) – The House gave approval to Rep. Mike Weissman’s Stand By Your Ad Act. The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly offered support for disclaimer requirements for political advertisements.  “Colorado voters deserve to know who is trying to influence or sway our elections,” said Rep. Weissman, D-Aurora. “This bill would ensure transparency in political advertising

A PERA Fix That’s Really a Fix

April 17, 2018

(April 16) – A bill to assure the long-term solvency of Colorado PERA, the retirement plan for teachers and government employees, was significantly amended in the House Finance Committee today. SB18-200, sponsored in the House by Majority Leader KC Becker and Rep. Dan Pabon, commits $225 million in new funding to reduce PERA’s liability and

Duran’s Affordable Housing Expansion Advances

March 19, 2018

(March 19) – A bipartisan bill to expand a tax credit to make housing more affordable for more Coloradans made a successful debut in the House today. SB18-007, sponsored in the House by Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, and Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, passed the House Finance Committee on a vote of 10-3. “This bill

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